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PCB switches

PCB switches
PCB switches are ideal for applications with low current.
They are also a smart choice when your control panel requires many switches to control the electronics. Installation with the PCB makes the mounting simpler and with added security as there is just one connector to plug. PCB switches are quite often more compact than panel switches and therefore an excellent choice when space is limited.
Furthermore, they are excellent for achieving a flush-with-panel look.
Slide Switches (9)
Slide switches are miniature switches that are actuated by moving an actuator from side to side. The switches can have 2-6 positions and the actuator stays in position making it easy to confirm the status of the function.
The slide switches are mainly used for on-off function and were originally designed for telecommunication applications as they are easy to activate blindly.
Tactile Switches (15)
Tactile switches are actuated by pressing an actuator on a metallic dome that makes contact to the terminals over-molded in the plastic body. They are simple and efficient in their functionality, but very versatile in their application areas.
Tactile switches are the smallest switches in APEM’s range, they have a short travel and handle low current.
Since switches and accessories are designed separately from each other, there are endless possibilities to design the control panel for your application.
DIP & Coded Rotary Switches (13)
DIP and coded Rotary switches are used to generate coded outputs to your electronics.
DIP (Dual In-Line Package) switches allow to define the parameters within 2-12 positions whereas with coded Rotary switches are actuated through the rotation of a central shaft that causes movement of attached contacts.
Toggle Switches (8)
Toggle switches use a mechanical lever or handle mechanism to activate the switch. They can have two to three positions. In case of the latching version the operator has an easy visual indication of the status of the switch which provides extra security.
Toggle switches are often used to flip functions on and off and are commonly used in agricultural machinery.
Pushbutton Switches (13)
Pushbutton switches on PCB allow for more functionality, like 2-pole, long travel and latching.
The switches can carry higher loads of current and have fixed accessories with a selection of customization possibilities, e.g. color, illumination and marking.
MEC Switches (90)
MEC switches are high performing tactile switches with dozens of design options to design your unique control panel.
These PCB switches are the one-stop-shopping for your demanding application - they have IP67, >10M activations, 3 standard activation forces, robustness up to 100N, NO and NC/NO functionality and integrated LED option. There are thousands of accessory options in various shapes, heights, sealing levels, surface feels, colors, markings, types, and colors of illumination; there are even a handful of navigational solutions.
Rocker Switches (9)
Rocker switches are a mix of toggle and pushbutton switching function.
These PCB switches have two to three positions built in the switch and give the operator an easy visual confirmation of the status of the switch. They can be illuminated and printed with a legend Rocker switches are often used for on-off activation of a function and commonly used in agricultural and other heavy-duty machinery.